About Us

Take a break from all the noise and hassle of the city. Come and enjoy the tranquil beauty and simple pleasures of a vacation, or just a relaxing mini-week, at the lake. Pack up the family and head out to rediscover all the fun you can all have together.
At the Jolly Fisherman, our family wants you to have the best vacation possible, Spring, Summer or Fall.

Available right at the lodge for your  convenience are canoes, kayaks, a pontoon boat, paddle boats, boat and motor rentals, bikes, playground and sports equipment. Every Monday morning there are free donuts at the Lodge and the coffee is always hot.

All cabins are decorated with a north woods feel and come with a microwave oven, refrigerator, stove and BBQ-grill. Free wireless internet access is now available at the Lodge and some of our cabins. 
You and the kids will enjoy fishing on 1,000 acres of Big Elbow Lake, one of Minnesota's top 100 walleye lakes. Our lake is home to three pairs of nesting Bald Eagles, Osprey, ten pairs of nesting Loons (quite unusual!), and lots of other  wildlife.

Just minutes away is Itasca State Park (Gateway to the Mississippi headwaters), where you can wade across the mighty Mississippi.  Also minutes away is the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.

If peace and quiet are what you're after, you may choose to stay put here at the lodge. We specialize in relaxation, peace and family fun (which is why we don't allow jet skis or pet – we have our resident dogs). It's a great time for the whole family and a perfect place for kids who never run out of energy!

 

 

The Jolly Crew

The whole Jolly Fisherman Family eagerly awaits your arrival!